AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #12-06 dated 20 March 2006
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SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE
WARRANTLESS SEARCH TECHNIQUE RUNS INTO DEMANDS FOR OVERSIGHT
LARGE BUREAUCRACIES, OVERLAPPING WORK, STEPPING ON TOES
SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE
CHARLIE ALLEN LEAVES CIA FOR DHS, FINDS UNMELDED SOUP OF AGENCIES
SADDAM'S DELUSIONS - A VIEW FROM THE INSIDE - CRYING WOLF HAS REPERCUSSIONS
SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE
SENIOR BUREAU OFFICIAL MOVES TO PEROT SYSTEMS
ADMINISTRATION PORNOGRAPHY DATA SNOOP OF GOOGLE REDUCED
SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES
SCIP ON ETHICS IN INTELLIGENCE - Competitive Intelligence
VIETNAM INTELLIGENCE WARS - Who The Hell Are We Fighting?
NEOCONSERVATIVES - America at the Crossroads
ISLAM SWOOPED UP BY EXTREMISTS - The Great Theft
WITH SO MANY SECRETS ON THE FRONT PAGES - CIA KEEPS SECRETS, WINS AWARD
POLLARD LOSES SUPREME APPEAL
SECTION V - CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS
INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH SPECIALISTS - COUNTERTERRORISM - NEW YORK POLICE DEPT
HOW NOT TO APPLY FOR AN INTELLIGENCE JOB
FINNISH COVERT OPS BEHIND IRON CURTAIN - RESEARCHER NEEDS YOUR REMINISCENCES
ADVICE ON HOW INTEL MAKE POLICY FOR COURSE
Dr. William Matthew Leary
Henry S. Lowenhaupt
21 - 26 March 06 - Salzburg, Austria - COUNTER-TERRORISM IN EUROPE & AMERICA
23 March 06 - Washington, DC - DC Chapter of Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals [SCIP] hosts workshop
23 March 06 - Scottsdale, AZ - Computer Forensics and Electronic Discovery in Arizona
Friday, 24 March 06 - New York, NY - AFIO Metro New York Chapter hosts evening meeting on Internet Security
5 April 06 - Nellis AFB, Nevada - AFIO Las Vegas hosts an evening meeting (6 p.m.) featuring DANIEL G. BOGDEN, US Attorney
Wednesday, 5 April 06 - Washington, DC - The Secret History of History: Benjamin Franklin: Master of Intrigue
7-9 April 06 - Tutzing, Germany - 12th Annual Meeting of the Intl Intelligence History Association [IIHA] 'History of the BND"
SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE
WARRANTLESS SEARCH TECHNIQUE RUNS INTO DEMANDS FOR OVERSIGHT - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter introduced congressional oversight bill which would require a court review of the warrantless collection program for constitutionality. The rule of law takes precedent even when the nation is at war with a new type of enemy capable of exploiting modern technology, it was reported that Specter said.
"Our enemy is the enemy of freedom, and we will not give that enemy the satisfaction of making us give up the very freedom we cherish," Mr. Specter said on the Senate floor.
Specter's bill follows four Republicans bills addressing the same program. Specter's would require the administration to present the program to the FISA court and would require that court be asked to renew the program every 45 days. Every six months, an analysis of the program would be submitted to the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate intelligence committees. The bill comes at a time when Republicans and Democrats have accused Bush of circumventing federal law to spy on people in the U.S. The White House says the program has been used selectively and only on calls coming from numbers linked to terrorists from foreign countries.
"According to press accounts, several terrorism defendants have filed legal challenges to the President's program of electronic surveillance of Americans without a warrant," wrote Mr. Leahy and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat.
"The Judiciary Committee is continuing its inquiry into the President's 'Terrorist Surveillance Program,' and we ask that you send for our review a list of every criminal case in which a defendant is alleging that evidence was illegally obtained through this program ... ." [CHurt, WashTimes, 18Mar06]
LARGE BUREAUCRACIES, OVERLAPPING WORK, STEPPING ON TOES - A classified Pentagon study [the Downing Study] has found that the military's counterterrorism effort is hampered by bureaucratic duplication...in particular an overlap between new government centers. Also found was evidence of widespread resistance by regional military commands and other parts of the defense and intelligence apparatus, to the Special Operations Command's [SOCOM] new counterterrorism role.
The provocative findings have not been widely distributed, even among cleared officials with a need to read such reviews. The study -- ordered by Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld -- says that the mission of the new Center for Special Operations, a large military HQ created in Florida in 2003, mirrors the work of the new National Counterterrorism Center, established by executive order in 2004. The military center is intended to bring together elements of the armed services under a three-star general; the intelligence center answers to DNI John D. Negroponte.
The review, conducted by Gen. Wayne A. Downing Jr., grew out of an October briefing when Rumsfeld expressed grave concerns over the readiness of the troops and the effectiveness of the SOCOM's counterterrorist operations. A senior Pentagon official surmised that Rumsfeld point is: "With all this new money and all these extra people and all this wider latitude to maneuver, why haven't you won the war on terror for me yet?"
SOCOM reports to Rumsfeld and falls outside those organizations that report to Negroponte. The command's new global role in counterterrorism has rankled officers at the Pentagon and in regional war-fighting commands who previously took charge of that mission. Worse, some of the command's new efforts, e.g., the placement of small teams in American embassies to gather intelligence on terrorists and to prepare for potential missions, has outraged some intelligence officers and career diplomats. SOCOM's needs remain hampered, forcing it to navigate slow bureaucratic channels when it wants to adjust course rapidly.
According to Pentagon civilians and military officers who have read the Downing study, the review found "a tremendous duplication of effort" in the government and military that overlaps with assignments given the Special Operations Command. And with that duplication, rather than faster responses, the national security bureaucracy still does not respond rapidly to the counterterrorism campaign. More streamlining across civilian bureaucracy and military, the military organization that reports to the chairman of the JCS, the regional combatant commanders and even the NSC staff at the White House, is needed.
Downing, a former SOCOM commander, led the inquiry into the 1996 Saudi Arabia Khobar Towers bombing and served as counterterrorism adviser for the first President Bush. When the NYT reporter asked him to summarize his personal views of the debate, Downing said: "Over the years, the inter-agency system has become so lethargic and dysfunctional that it materially inhibits the ability to apply the vast power of the U.S. government on problems. You see this inability to synchronize in our operations in Iraq and in Afghanistan, across our foreign policy and in our response to Katrina."
The report advocates relocating to Washington the headquarters of the Joint Special Operations Command, which runs all of the "special-mission units" that carry out the most secret attacks against terrorists and work to halt the proliferation of unconventional weapons. It proposed that these highly trained units then be put under Mr. Rumsfeld's direct, personal control. [TShanker, NYT, 18Mar06]
SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE
CHARLIE ALLEN LEAVES CIA FOR DHS, FINDS UNMELDED SOUP OF AGENCIES - Charlie Allen, the 47-year CIA veteran now charged with organizing the Homeland Security Department's intelligence service, finds the job daunting: People who are supposed to be on the same team won't talk to each other. DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff wooed Allen to Homeland Security in August to meld nine separate intelligence operations into one cohesive unit to avoid overlap and coordinate better with local law enforcement agencies.
"The challenges are a little more difficult" than any faced at the CIA, Allen says. DHS is a forced marriage of 22 agencies that Congress mandated following 9-11. The intelligence efforts still aren't coordinated and time is running out.
Examples of the problems: In October, they publicly contradicted NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, saying his warnings of a potential attack on the city's subways were overblown. Later that month, DHS had trouble coordinating with the FBI on a possible threat to Baltimore's tunnels.
Allen's performance in his new job will be critical. Intelligence experts said the 2005 London bombings by home-grown Islamic radicals plus taped messages released last month by Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda's leader, and his second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, show the threat of attack is still strong.
Allen, 71, had a hand in some of CIA's greatest achievements and cleaned up some of its biggest messes. Allen spent most of his career warning of threats or defusing them. In 1990, he forecast Iraq's invasion of Kuwait -- a prediction largely ignored -- and in 1998 Tenet asked him to settle turf wars within the agency after it failed to anticipate five underground nuclear tests by India. He prepared daily intelligence briefings for President Nixon, and in 1985, DCI William Casey tapped him to become one of the CIA's top counterterrorism officials.
An independent commission's report on the 9-11 attacks, while criticizing CIA and FBI, praised Allen as "indefatigable" in his efforts to round up information on bin-Laden and his network. Allen also was not tarred with the agency's failures leading up to the war on Iraq.
Author James Risen in his 2006 book "State of War" said Allen oversaw a program to contact relatives of Iraqi scientists to learn whether the country was developing nuclear, biological or chemical weapons. Allen discovered that Saddam Hussein had abandoned these weapons programs. His superiors ignored this information, according to Risen. Allen's willingness to challenge common wisdom earns him respect. At a recent Georgetown University event, DNI John Negroponte called Allen "the most experienced intelligence professional in the U.S. government." [Bloomberg News]
SADDAM'S DELUSIONS - A VIEW FROM THE INSIDE - CRYING WOLF HAS REPERCUSSIONS - A report in the May/June Foreign Affairs by the key authors of the Pentagon's secret study of Saddam Hussein's regime, based on captured Iraqi documents and prisoner interviews. The fall of Baghdad in April 2003 opened one of the most secretive and brutal governments to outside scrutiny. Seizing the opportunity, the U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) commissioned a comprehensive study of the inner workings and behavior of Saddam Hussein’s regime based on previously inaccessible primary sources. Two years in the making, the report of the "Iraqi Perspectives Project" draws on interviews with dozens of captured senior Iraqi military and political leaders and hundreds of thousands of official Iraqi documents from all levels of the regime, and rewrites the history of the war from the ground up. Excerpts from the report itself are presented exclusively in a special double-length article in the May/June issue of Foreign Affairs. Some of the topics the Foreign Affairs article addresses:
Did Iraq have WMD? No - but Saddam wanted others, particularly in the region, to think he did, so he maintained a calculated ambiguity on the question. In the last months before the war he realized that it was too dangerous to continue playing this double game and finally decided to cooperate fully with international inspectors. But at that point his track record of repeatedly lying meant that no one believed him. Many other conclusions. Read them here:
SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE
SENIOR BUREAU OFFICIAL MOVES TO PEROT SYSTEMS - Perot Systems hired David Szady, a former FBI Agent, to cultivate IT service sales to defense and intelligence markets.
Perot Systems, the IT services firm founded by one-time presidential candidate H. Ross Perot, hired Szady, a former FBI agent with extensive experience working at CIA, to head its efforts to expand its presence in the defense and intelligence markets. Szady joined the FBI in 1972 and also worked for the CIA in a number of capacities, including as chief of its Counterespionage Group. Szady hit the headlines last year for his role in his successful investigation of espionage activities by an Israeli lobby group - AIPAC. Two members of the group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, were arrested for receiving classified information from a Pentagon analyst.
Szady was also involved in a separate investigation that ultimately led to the arrest of former FBI agent Robert Hanssen on charges of spying for the former Soviet Union. Szady and his team originally focused on the wrong man [a CIA officer] until Hanssen was arrested.
Along with Szady, Perot Systems is hiring additional staffers to focus on the defense and intelligence markets. "We're bringing them in in groups of 25 and 30," says Ballard, who predicts that the company will see high single-digit or double-digit sales growth in those markets. [PMcDougall / InfoWeek / 15Mar06]
ADMINISTRATION PORNOGRAPHY DATA SNOOP OF GOOGLE REDUCED - U.S. Dept of Justice lawyers scaled back demands for information from Google concerning searches conducted by its many users involving pornography. The federal judge overseeing the case however, said he would probably order the firm to hand over at least some of the data sought. The Justice Department wants Google to provide a sample of the Internet search terms its users type as part of a broader effort to regulate online pornography. The government also wants a sample of the websites Google archives in its database.
Other top Internet companies - including Yahoo Inc., Microsoft Corp. and America Online Inc. - complied at least in part with subpoenas seeking similar information. Google executives, though, balked, and the case became a test of the government's reach in the Internet Age. During a hearing the judge saidt he was considering limiting any order to balance the business and privacy implications of the Bush administration's request against the government's need to gather evidence. Google, Ware said, has the right to run its business without "perceptions by the public that somehow [its service] is subject to government scrutiny."
After months of negotiations, the Bush administration reduced its demands from 1 million indexed web addresses and billions of queries, to 5,000 randomly selected search terms entered by Google users and 50,000 website addresses in Google's searchable index. "Reducing the number of search queries that are revealed reduces the harm to privacy because much less information is being revealed," said Kurt Opsahl, staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a group that advocates online privacy.
Nonetheless the case highlights how irresistible government agencies and civil lawyers are finding the treasure trove of digital information that Internet firms collect. And, as always, under the ruse of fighting terrorism, how often the search ends up being one to counter political enemies or to dig up dirt on purveyors or users of pornography.
Federal investigators have already obtained potentially billions of Internet search requests made by users of other major websites, raising concerns about how the massive data collection will be used. Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL have said that the information did not violate their users' privacy, because the data did not include names or computer addresses. Even so, the disclosure alarmed civil liberties advocates, who fear that the government could seek more detailed information later.
Google argued that compiling and turning over the data would expose trade secrets about its search engine and violate the privacy of its users. In the first hearing on the matter Tuesday, the judge expressed skepticism that government lawyers, who requested the data for an unrelated civil lawsuit over claimed efforts to protect children from online pornography, wouldn't share eyebrow-raising queries with federal investigators.
If a search query appeared to link someone with Osama bin Laden, the judge asked a government lawyer, "Are you telling me the government would ignore it and not use it?" The government's attorney, Joel McElvain, replied that the data would be used only for the purpose of testing how well Internet filters prevent children from accessing websites that are harmful to minors. The Justice Department needs that information as part of its effort to restore the Child Online Protection Act, a 1998 law that has been blocked by a federal court in Pennsylvania.
"What you search for indicates a lot about you: what you're worried about, what you're interested in," Opsahl said. "It's a window into your personality that people consider to be very private information. The notion that the government is going to be looking over your shoulder may discourage people from seeking information they otherwise would search for."
The Justice Department asked Google to remove all information identifying the person who made the search query. But, as Ware noted, that doesn't mean privacy advocates have nothing to fear. People sometimes enter names, Social Security and credit card numbers, addresses and other personal information into Google to see what information is available online. [CGaiter/LATimes/15Mar06]
SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES
SCIP ON ETHICS IN INTELLIGENCE - The Competitive Intelligence Foundation has published its first book, Competitive Intelligence: Navigating the Gray Zone. "Ethics is a hot topic," says Alex Graham, executive director of the Society of Competitive Intelligent Professionals (SCIP). "In spite of the many positive changes and the renewed emphasis on ethics in the business world, it remains a topic of concern and debate within our industry."
Graham says because of its prominent place on the agenda of industry leaders and continued media interest, there is a need to emphasize how competitive intelligence (CI) practitioners can make appropriate and ethically defensible choices in the conduct of their work and on behalf of their organizations.
Recognizing that need, the Competitive Intelligence Foundation chose ethics to be the focus of its first publishing endeavor. The initial publication in a series titled, Topics in CI, the book is an example of how the foundation is making a positive difference in the CI field by bringing together research and practice in beneficial and enduring ways.
The book can be a tool to help organizations meet the demand of strong policies, the editors say. The first section of the book, "Perspectives on Ethics," contains 17 papers on the themes and topics of developing and implementing an ethics policy, navigational tools, conducting competitive intelligence, and research and case studies. Part two showcases actual polices and ethical codes from leading companies and from industry consulting firms.
The book is available through the foundation’s Web site: www.scip.org/cifoundation.
VIETNAM INTELLIGENCE WARS - Hiam, C. Michael. Who the Hell Are We Fighting?: The Story of Sam Adams and the Vietnam Intelligence Wars. Steerforth, dist. by Random. Apr. 2006. c.320p. photos. bibliography. index. ISBN 1-58642-104-2. $25.95.
In 1966, CIA analyst Adams made a significant discovery while reading a highly classified Pentagon summary of recently captured Vietcong documents. It indicated that the Pentagon had been vastly underestimating enemy strength. Adams imagined "dramatic phone calls" concerning what he thought was one of the biggest intelligence updates of the war but instead encountered indifference if not outright hostility. A diehard CIA man, Adams was not against the war but was unwilling to stand by as the Pentagon "cooked the books," knowingly and significantly reducing the enemy's order of battle. Relentless if unsuccessful in appealing to CIA director Richard Helms, Congress, or the White House, Adams later drew national attention with the airing of the 1982 CBS documentary A Vietnam Deception: The Uncounted Enemy and the subsequent libel suit brought against CBS by Gen. William Westmoreland. While these events are detailed in Adams's own memoir, War of Numbers: An Intelligence Memoir, unfinished and published posthumously, Hiam's book offers a rich oral history relying upon the recollections of many key players, friend and foe alike, as well as Adams's meticulous notes, court documents, and other relevant sources. [LJ]
NEOCONSERVATIVES - America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy. Francis Fukuyama. : Yale University Press, 2006, 240 pp.$25.00 In this important and clear-sighted book, Fukuyama offers one of the best available concise histories and explanations of the neoconservative movement and its chief ideas, places himself firmly within that movement, and then goes on to register his strong and passionate dissent from the interpretation of the neoconservative approach to foreign policy that characterized George W. Bush's first term. Having broken with his former friends and colleagues over the Iraq war (from which Fukuyama dissented on pragmatic rather than principled grounds), he argues that Bush administration neoconservatives have wound up repudiating a central element in the original neoconservative body of doctrine: skepticism about the power of government to perform large tasks of social engineering. It is precisely and ironically this, Fukuyama points out, that the "official" neoconservatives of the Bush era have ended up attempting to achieve in Iraq. Although maintaining that his own version of the faith is the true one, Fukuyama does not intend to fight over the neoconservative label. He intends henceforth to sail under the "realist Wilsonian" banner. More and more, American foreign-policy makers and opinion leaders seem headed in this direction; Fukuyama is better able than most to sketch the basic outlines of what he hopes will become a major new pole in American political discourse. [DKR]
ISLAM SWOOPED UP BY EXTREMISTS - The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam From the Extremists. Khaled M. Abou El Fadl. : HarperSanFrancisco, 2005, 320 pp.$21.95
Is Islam the solution or part of the problem? Abou El Fadl depicts an ongoing struggle between puritans and moderates to define and apply Islam today. Those he labels puritans embrace an absolutist and intolerant orientation. The moderates draw on the more humanistic heritage hammered out by generations of ulama (religious scholars). That heritage has been badly undermined in modern times by the replacement of Islamic legal thought and institutions with Western courts and codes, but most of all by the intolerant doctrines of the Wahhabis, spread with the help of Saudi oil revenues, and of those groups known as Salafis, whose ideology stems in part from Wahhabism. The moderate Muslim outlook that Abou El Fadl champions can, however, build on that battered tradition -- through a dynamic process engaged with a changing world, not through restoration of a supposed lost golden age. A scholar trained in both Islamic and Western law, Abou El Fadl presents a brilliant brief for that humanistic Islamic tradition while getting in some well-placed blows against those puritans. He takes on tough issues such as Islam and human rights, the status of women, and jihad. In the process, he serves up one of the more engaging primers on Islam available. [DKR]
WITH SO MANY SECRETS ON THE FRONT PAGES, CIA KEEPS SECRETS & WINS AWARD - The CIA was deemed by the private National Security Archive at George Washington University, as holder of the worst FOIA record of any U.S. agency for 2006. The declassified document releasing Archive named the spy Agency as the 2006 recipient of its annual Rosemary Award, recognizing what it terms the poorest performance within the federal government for responses to Freedom of Information Act requests from the public.
The Archive has said that the CIA has escalated its use of disputes and litigation to oppose FOIA requests over the past year. The agency handles only 0.08 percent of all FOIA requests, a minuscule number compared with the Department of Veterans Affairs, which receives one-third to one-quarter of the 4 million requests filed each year. [Of course the nature of the files held, and requested, at each is quite different].
"The CIA's oldest requests are so old they are eligible for drivers' licenses in most states," said the archive, a research institute that routinely obtains documents through FOIA. The archive's Rosemary Award is named for former President Richard Nixon's secretary, Rose Mary Woods, who told a grand jury in 1974 that she inadvertently erased key Watergate dialogue from secretly recorded White House audiotapes.
Last year's Rosemary Award went to the U.S. Air Force after it apparently lost dozens of FOIA requests dating back 18 years. [Reuters / 13Mar06]
POLLARD LOSES SUPREME APPEAL - The Supreme Court refused Monday to give Jonathan Pollard, now serving a life sentence for spying for Israel, access to records that could bolster his case for a presidential clemency. Pollard's lawyers wanted the justices to reopen his case, so that they could pursue secret documents the government submitted to the judge who sentenced Pollard in 1987. Pollard sold military secrets to Israel while he worked at the Defense Department's Pentagon headquarters. He was arrested in 1985 and pleaded guilty. The Supreme Court had already refused to let the former Navy intelligence analyst withdraw the guilty plea. The latest Supreme Court case was not about spying, but about government authority to keep records used in court sealed from the public. A federal appeals court said last summer that it had no authority to review requests for the documents which Pollard contends will help his bid for presidential clemency. [APNews 20Mar06] [DeVore]
SECTION V -- CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS
[IMPORTANT: AFIO does not "vet" nor endorse these research inquiries or announcements. Reasonable-sounding inquiries are published as a service to members. Exercise your usual caution and good judgment when responding or supplying any information or making referrals to colleagues. Members should obtain prior approval from their agencies before answering questions that would impact ongoing military or intelligence operations - even if unclassified. Never assume public inquiries about classified projects means they've been declassified. Be attuned to false-flagging.]
INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH SPECIALIST - 3 Assignment Levels - New York City Police Department Counter Terrorism Division. Intelligence Research Specialists research, analyze and report on global developments in terrorism and possible implications for New York City. We are seeking dynamic, motivated individuals to serve in this capacity and help defend New York City against terrorist attack. The duties and responsibilities, examples of typical tasks, qualification requirements and salary range are listed below,
Duties and Responsibilities. This class of positions encompasses the performance of highly confidential, sensitive and complex investigative research and analysis to be used in identifying individuals and groups involved in domestic and international terrorist organizations and criminal activities. These positions are responsible for developing and sharing intelligence information between the Police Department and various governmental agencies investigating terrorist and related criminal activates and organizations; accessing highly classified and confidential and information from databases such as those of the FBI, and State Department; as well as monitoring and developing information from many information sources; maintaining liaison with field investigators and handlers of informants; and developing and implementing plans, programs and procedures for the control and prevention of terrorist activities. These positions will be responsible for preparing extremely confidential and detailed intelligence reports and recommendations to top level enforcement and governmental officials regarding terrorist and related criminal activities. Utilizes computers in the performance of these duties. All personnel perform related work, and, may perform duties of their immediate supervisor in their absence. There are three (3) Assignment Levels within this class of positions based upon the level of responsibility and/or technical expertise required.
Assignment Level - Under supervision, conducts complex, confidential research and obtains intelligence data from a wide variety of classified and unclassified sources including Computerized records, and prepares detailed analytical reports utilizing specialized database, spreadsheets and mapping software programs, performs related work; may train less experienced staff.
Examples of Typical Tasks - Researches and obtains classified and unclassified data from various sources such as national, international and department databases; maintains highly complex intelligence databases, monitors selected computer bulletin boards, public access databases, internet sources, etc.
Reviews and analyses correspondence, reports and information received from field investigators and handlers of informants; monitors computerized linking charts which analyze and evaluate the veracity of relevant data developed through information culled from various global intelligence sources.
Sorts, charts, details, and analyzes information in order to synthesize data into a logical framework that connects individuals and groups with specific activities relating to terrorism: and participates in identifying risk paths for potential terrorist and criminal activities and monitoring locations and in identifying individuals acting as sleeper cells to known terrorist organizations.
Initiates contacts with investigators to clarify and resolve discrepancies or obtain additional information; ensures that all critical data is identified and entered into appropriate data information files to be used in investigations; analyzes and evaluates the quality and accuracy of the information on the resulting investigations,
Assignment Level II - Under general supervision, with latitude for independent action and decision making, performs work as described above in cases requiring a high degree of specialization and/or technical expertise; evaluates and assesses raw intelligence data to project or prevent future events; prepares and presents briefings; supervises and trains personnel performing related and supporting duties.
Examples of Typical Tasks - Supervises and advises subordinates on complex and sensitive matters and in the investigation of difficult cases, and formulates rules regulations, codes and policy for the guidance of the staff. Trains subordinates in research and analysis of investigative methodologies. Maintains and monitors complex databases containing intelligence information.
Initiates, updates and conducts complex and highly confidential multi-regional investigations of individuals or groups suspected of posing a threat to the security of the city; notifies Department personnel and share information with other appropriate city, state, federal and international law enforcement and governmental personnel as evidence of connecting new or existing pieces of background information are uncovered; reviews correspondence and documents pertinent to the case and ensures prompt and adequate responses from the field.
Reviews and evaluates intelligence reports and recommendations and serves as an expert analyst and liaison with national and international law enforcement and governmental agencies such as the FBI, State Department, Interpol, etc. on mutual investigative interests and to discuss the overall implications of available intelligence data and Department's critical information needs. Shares, exchanges and clarifies new information and briefs executive staff on potential terrorist activities.
Plans and coordinates highly complex research projects. Formulates and performs intricate search strategies a required to conduct searches of internal and external databases; prepares comprehensive, highly confidential and sensitive reports and recommendations regarding classified and unclassified information to be used in ongoing and future investigations; prepares oral and written intelligence assessments based on identified trends and available data. Creates and maintains computer databases containing highly confidential information and creates complex statistical intelligence reports.
ASSIGNMENT LEVEL III - Under general direction, with latitude for independent action and decision making, in addition to performing duties of level I and level I, also supervises and trains subordinate personnel, and applies the highest level of professional and technical expertise to the most critical and highly complex intelligence analysis and research assignments. And performs the following duties:
Examples of Typical Tasks
Supervises the activities of subordinate personnel engaged in the research and analysis of the activities identified terrorist groups and individuals suspected of being involved in terrorist activities. Assigns, prioritizes, tracks, and reviews the work of subordinates. Trains and advises subordinates on complex procedures for research and analysis of the most sensitive cases of highest priority.
Interprets city, state, and federal laws, statutes, policies and procedures pertaining to intelligence investigations, and the analysis and interpretation of data. Clarifies and shares new intelligence information and briefs executive staff. Initiates new strategies for conducting detailed research and analysis, and serves as a technical expert in the investigation of the most difficult cases.
Maintains a liaison with Federal, State and City law enforcement agencies providing assistance on critical cases with overlapping jurisdictions. Confers on mutual investigative interests and discusses the overall implications of available intelligence data and the Departments critical information needs.
Serves as special assistant and advisor to executive level personnel on highly confidential and complex special projects and research assignments, and briefs executive staff on projected or potential terrorist activities. Utilizes data from comprehensive and extremely sensitive analytical reports to prepare detailed presentations for management personnel with recommendations for proposed strategies to be implemented.
Qualification Requirements (Assignment Level I Only)
1.) A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in the areas of international studies, economics, business, finance, history, statistics, management, public administration, logistics, psychology, socially, political, science, or a closely related field, and one (1) year of full time satisfactory professional experience working in criminal investigations, international research, intelligence database monitoring and analysis, computer aided mapping or geographic information systems technology or closely related field.
Qualification Requirements (Assignment Level II)
1.) A Master's degree in one of the area listed above, and one (1) year of full time satisfactory experience as detailed above, or;
2.) A Baccalaureate degree and three (3) years full time satisfactory professional experience as detailed above, or;
3.) Education and experience equivalent to 1.) or 2.) above. However all candidates for appointment to either level I or level II must have a minimum of one (1) year of experience as detailed under level I and Baccalaureate degree in one of the areas described above or closely related field.
Qualification Requirements (Assignment Level III)
1.) A Master's degree in one of the area listed above, and two (2) years of full time satisfactory experience as detailed above, or;
2.) A Baccalaureate degree and four (4) years full time satisfactory professional experience as detailed above, or;
3.) Education and experience equivalent to 1.) or 2.) above. However all candidates for appointment to either level I, level II or level III must have a minimum of a Baccalaureate degree and one (1) year of experience as detailed under level I and Baccalaureate degree in one of the areas described above or closely related field.
Lines of Promotion This position is classified in the Non-Competitive Class
Salary - The salary range for these positions is S43,349 to $64,809 for Assignment Level I, $55,172 to $77,558 for Assignment Level II and $67,007 to $90,325 for Assignment Level III.
Application Process - Applicants should send a resume to Lieutenant David Kelly at New York City Police Department Counter Terrorism Bureau, One Police Plaza, Room 1109, New York, New York 10038 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Qualified candidates will be contacted by the NYPD.
HOW NOT TO APPLY FOR AN INTELLIGENCE JOB - A West Virginia man attacked a CIA guard on the grounds of the CIA, sources told WTOP Radio news reporters.
The bizarre incident happened March 10 when the man, identified as Jeffrey Anderson, went to Langley and told a guard, "God told me to apply for a job."
The guard explained to Anderson that's not how people get hired and ordered him to leave.
Anderson began to walk away but then dropped his jacket and assumed a fighting position, sources say. The guard told him not to do that. Anderson took a few swings at the guard, who wasn't hurt. Anderson was then detained. He's accused of assaulting a federal officer. He didn't leave a resume. [Pbrandus / WTOP / 16Mar06] PJK
FINNISH COVERT OPS BEHIND IRON CURTAIN - RESEARCHER NEEDS YOUR REMINISCENCES - Professor Pekka Turunen is doing research on Finnish long patrol detachment veterans who ran covert operations inside the Iron Curtain in the Soviet Union during 1945-1954. Some of them like Mssrs. Juvonen, Solehmainen and Torssonen safely returned or were exfiltrated back to freedom. These secret operations were conducted jointly by U.S. and Norway. Prof. Turunen seeks to prove that WWII anti-Soviet collaboration between Finnish and Western allies was more widespread than previously known; that not all Finns leaned toward the Soviets. Reluctant Finnish officials have now released a few documents showing that these pro-Western operations existed. However, because of decades of fear that the Soviet Union might invade Finland, Finnish archives purged many of the original documents to avoid risking lives of the covert operatives. ALL information concerning Scandinavia (including Operation Stella Polaris) or additional accounts on these pro-Western operations would be highly appreciated. Please send your replies and assistance to: email@example.com Visiting Professor, Ph.D.
ADVICE ON HOW INTEL MAKES POLICY - "I will be teaching a Senior College level Political Science course on How Intelligence is Used to Make Policy. Will you please ask the AFIO members if they have any recommendations they would be willing to share with me at: DellSpry@msn.com "
Dr. William Matthew Leary, 71, passed away at his home in Watkinsville, Ga. on February 24, 2006. Leary is author of : William M. Leary, ed. The Central Intelligence Agency: History and Documents. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 1984. Born in Newark, New Jersey, he served in the Air Force during the Korean War, and later received his doctorate from Princeton University. After teaching at Princeton, San Diego State University and the University of Victoria (Canada), he joined the faculty at the University of Georgia, where he worked for 32 years, retiring last year as the E. Merton Coulter Professor of History. Author of numerous articles and books on the history of aviation, he received the Central Intelligence Agency's Studies in Intelligence Award in 1995, held the Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History at the National Air & Space Museum (1996-97) and was awarded four Fulbright grants. A consummate traveller, mentor, and scholar, he lived and taught in numerous countries in Europe and Southeast Asia.
Predeceased by his brother Tom, he is survived by his wife, Margaret, four siblings: Paul, Kenneth, Kathleen and Cindy, four children: Patricia, Douglas, Maureen, and Peter, and granddaughter, Andrea.
Henry S. Lowenhaupt, 87; CIA Trailblazer, a CIA specialist on nuclear intelligence who spent 60 years with the agency, died of congestive heart failure Feb. 27 at his home in Springfield. When the Central Intelligence Agency marked its 50th anniversary in 1997, Mr. Lowenhaupt was honored as one its 50 trailblazers. He and the other honorees received medallions from CIA Director George J. Tenet, who recognized accomplishments that ranged "from laying the groundwork for remarkable clandestine collection achievements to analyzing weapons intelligence that has contributed significantly to national arms control policies."
Mr. Lowenhaupt was born in Hartford, Conn., and graduated from Yale University. He was a technical sergeant in the Army Counter Intelligence Corps from 1944 to 1946 and was assigned to the Manhattan Project.
He was a civilian in 1946 when he joined the Central Intelligence Group, the predecessor to the CIA. He was on staff from the time of the CIA's establishment in 1947 until 1990. He then continued under contract as a consultant until earlier this year.
He also was an author of several articles in the CIA journal Studies in Intelligence.
In an article published in 1968 titled "Mission to Birch Woods Via Seven Tents and New Siberia," he recalled his first direct experience with reconnaissance operations, working on nuclear targets for the U-2 missions in 1957. He was an analyst at the time and had responsibility for working up briefs for all atomic targets in Central Asia and Siberia. His prime target was a secret atomic city known as the Post Box, Tomsk, in Central Siberia, he wrote.
He did not lose his sense of humor in completing the daunting task. "The U-2 program was still being kept under extraordinary security measures," he wrote, "and I did my targeting in the Blue Room, a small centrally located secure area away from my normal desk. Psychologically, we were prepared to be not only secure but devious: the Blue Room was in fact painted light green."
At his retirement in 1990, the CIA recognized Mr. Lowenhaupt's "innovative and visionary work in developing indicators for the recognition of foreign nuclear facilities and activities."
"His leadership in the field of nuclear intelligence -- over a government career spanning 50 years -- provided the U.S. with intelligence critical to judgments on Soviet and Chinese nuclear weapons developments."
He received the CIA Medal of Intelligence and the Sherman Kent Award, named for the man considered the father of U.S. intelligence analysis.
Mr. Lowenhaupt was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Brotherhood of St. Andrew Christ Episcopal Church in Alexandria.
His wife, Sara Koetitz Lowenhaupt, whom he married in 1946, died in 2000.
Survivors include two children, Belinda Collins of Reston and Eric Lowenhaupt of San Diego; a brother; and two grandsons. [WPost 14Mar2006 B06]
21 - 26 March 06 - Salzburg, Austria - COUNTER-TERRORISM IN EUROPE & AMERICA: Threat Perception and Response, Consequence Management, Security v. Civil Liberty. This five-day day program will provide a comparative, critical and comprehensive assessment of current European and American counter-terrorist efforts, including the social, ethical, political and legal impacts. It will provide the first comprehensive review of counter-terrorist efforts since the expiration of the Patriot Act in the United States, and the release of the EU Counter-Terrorism Strategy Paper in Europe.
The program is designed to provide a practical means of assessing current risk and response for individuals whose work is affected by potential terrorist activities and current and future counter-terrorism policies. This includes officials in trans-national, national, state and city governments, security organizations, private corporations, the media, think tanks, human rights organizations, as well as other independent sector entities. Faculty - François Heisbourg (Chair), Director, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique , former Senior Vice President Strategic Development, MATRA-Defense-Espace, Paris; Randy Beardsworth, Assistant Secretary, US Department of Homeland Security, Policy, Planning, and International Affairs Directorate, Washington, DC; European Commission, Directorate General for Freedom, Security and Justice, European Commission, Brussels (To be announced); Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Commissioner for External Relations and the European Neighborhood Policy, European Commission, Brussels; former Austrian Foreign Minister; Robert R. Kiley, Commissioner of Transport, Transport for London, London; Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar, Minister of Justice, Ministry of Justice, Madrid (tentative); David Omand, former Head of Security and Intelligence, Cabinet Office, London (invited). For more information visit the following site: http://www.salzburgseminar.org/2006Sessions.cfm?GroupID=4025&IDEventTypes=144&IDEvent=1024
23 March 06 - Washington, DC - The Washington DC Chapter of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals [SCIP] hosts workshop "Look Before You Leap: Using CI to understand behind-the-scenes markets in China, the EU, and Latin America" being held at the City Club of Washington from 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. This is your opportunity to expand the scope of your knowledge with three experts in the global practice of competitive intelligence. Global markets are growing ever more important, but the rules of the competitive intelligence game can differ from region to region, and each region presents its own unique challenges for researchers. Through the course of this half-day seminar you will come to understand the challenges and rewards of conducting competitive intelligence in major business centers around the world. Come learn from these speakers, experts in applying the practice of competitive intelligence around the world: Christopher Mark of the Signal Group will dissect myths and misconceptions of conducting research in the fast-growing China market. John V. F. Brennan, Vice President of Charles River Associates, will share with us his expertise in the lucrative European market, with particular attention to the European Union; Maria Velez de Berliner of Latin Trade Solutions will explore the best methods and practices on commercial intelligence in the challenging and dynamic Latin American markets; and the moderator Ruth Stanat of SIS International, an expert in global competitive intelligence. To register go to https://s08.123signup.com/servlet/SignUp?P=185700&PG=1857182300. The cost for SCIP members is $150 (non-members pay $200).
23 March 06 - Scottsdale, AZ - Computer Forensics and Electronic Discovery in Arizona, a one-day seminar designed for attorneys , paralegals, and legal staff. Continuing education credit: NALA 0.70, IACET 0.65, AZ CLE 6.50 ID# 365517. Held at the Camelback Golf Club, 7847 North Mockingbird Lane. Call 866-352-9539 or go to www.lorman.com to register.
Friday, 24 March 06 - New York, NY - AFIO Metro New York Chapter hosts evening meeting on Internet Security at the University Club, 1 W 54 St, 9th Flr, Manhattan, cor. 54 & Fifth. TIME: 5:30 - 6:00 PM Registration: 6:00 - 7:15 PM Speaker 7:15 - 8:00 PM Refreshments. SPEAKER: DAVID AUCSMITH, Senior Director, Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments, Microsoft Corp., on Internet Security. Also speaking will be author Colin Beavan, author of OPERATION JEDBURGH: D-DAY AND AMERICA'S FIRST SHADOW WAR. Beavan will open the meeting with a ten minute review of his book. Before joining Microsoft in August 2002, Aucsmith was chief security architect for Intel Corporation from 1994 to 2002. He has worked in a variety of security technology areas including secure computer systems, secure communications systems, random number generation, cryptography and network intrusion detection. He is a former officer in the US Navy and has been heavily involved in computer security and cybercrime issues for more than twenty years. Currently, Aucsmith is a member of the advisory board of the NSA, co-chairman of the FBI's Information Technology Study Group, a member of the Secret Service Task Force on Computer Aided Counterfeiting, member of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academes of Science, a member of the President's Task Force on National Defense and Computer Technology and a member of the Department of Defense's Global Information Grid Senior Industry Review Group. Aucsmith holds 20 patents for digital security technology and is an editor for the "IEEE Journal of Information Security." On June 6, 1944, while the Allies stormed the Normandy beaches, 300 young Allied soldiers parachuted behind enemy lines to launch a secret mission codenamed "Jedburgh." The "Jeds" embarked on a stunningly effective guerrilla campaign against the German war machine in America's first special forces mission. Colin Beavan's grandfather helped direct the operation. COST $45pp. Registration in Advance: Mail Checks & Make Payable "Jerry Goodwin" 530 Park Ave 15B New York, NY 10021 OR Register in Advance: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone 212-308-1450 And Pay at the Door OR Register at the Door: No Advance Notice- Checks/Cash Accepted
Wednesday, 5 April 06 - Nellis AFB,
Nevada - AFIO Las Vegas hosts an evening meeting (6 p.m.) featuring DANIEL G.
BOGDEN, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada, on "An Overview of
the United States Attorney's Office programs, including Violent Crimes,
Terrorism and Public Corruption"
Place: The Officers' Club at Nellis Air Force Base. All guests must use the MAIN GATE located at the intersection on Craig and Las Vegas Blvd. 5871 Fitzgerald Blvd., Nellis AFB, NV 89191 Phone: 702-644-2582.
Dinner: The Officers' Club has an excellent, informal dinner. Arrive early and join them in the bar reception area. Spouses are always welcomed.
If you are a member of the chapter, or in the area and considering joining AFIO, or an AFIO member from elsewhere, now is the time to sign-up and say hello. The chapter representative needs to know right away so that your name can be submitted to satisfy Nellis AFB base-access requirements. Access will be through the Main Gate and names not on the list will not gain access. Supply your name and names of your guests.no later than next Thursday, March 30th.
TO RESERVE or for MORE INFO: email or call Christine Eppley, Chapter Secretary, at EPPLEY@nv.doe.gov or 702-295-0073. They look forward to seeing you!
Wednesday, 5 April 06 - Washington, DC - The Secret History of History: Benjamin Franklin: Master of Intrigue "Do nothing but what spies may see and welcome." - Benjamin Franklin Starts at 6:30 p.m. He played France against Britain and enabled the President to outguess and outmaneuver the Redcoats. Who was this 18th century super spymaster? None other than Benjamin Franklin! The Quaker sage is too little known for his crafty management of a U.S. intelligence network during the Revolutionary War. As a founder of the Committee on Secret Correspondence, he had expertise in the full array of sophisticated spycraft - from secret writing to calculated leaks - and he wasn’t afraid to use it. Join James Srodes, author of Franklin: The Essential Founding Father, and Thomas B. Allen, author of George Washington: Spymaster, for a look at this revolutionary spy story and how Franklin’s legacy continues to affect intelligence gathering today, 300 years after his birth. Co-sponsored by the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA in conjunction with their exhibition Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World on view through 30 April. Tickets: $15 http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now
7-9 April 06 - Tutzing, Germany - "Fifty Years of Bundesnachrichtendienst, 1956-2006: The BND in Its Historical Context" - the 12th Annual Meeting of the INTERNATIONAL INTELLIGENCE HISTORY ASSOCIATION [IIHA] at the Politische Akademie in Tutzing (nr. Munich) IIHA/AGN members are requested to send their registration AS SOON AS POSSIBLE by post or by e-mail to Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Krieger, Fachbereich 06, Universität Marburg, 35032 Marburg / Germany Email: email@example.com
Please provide your full name and home address (as well as your e- mail address if possible.) Accompanying spouses are requested to register with full names and addresses and are charged at the full conference rate (see below for rates). Conference Organizers: Dr. Jürgen Weber (Tutzing) / Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Krieger (Marburg)
Monday, 10 April - Washington, DC - Spy Seminar: Civil War Spy Profiles "They hoped to keep on foot amongst us a most efficient corps of spies, informers, suppliers, and aiders and abettors of their cause in a thousand ways." - Abraham Lincoln Time: 6:45 p.m. to 9:25 p.m. Neither the Blue nor the Gray were strangers to intrigue and espionage: society ladies carried secret messages, runaway slaves re-crossed the Mason-Dixon Line as undercover agents, and couriers worked covert operations in the life or death climate of wartime. This program exploring the secret work of these operatives begins at Ford's Theatre with a keynote address by Ernest B. Furgurson, author of Freedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War. Then Donald E. Markle, author of Spies and Spymasters of the Civil War, will explore the actions of Mary Elizabeth Bowser, an African American Union Spy, worked with spymistress Elizabeth Van Lew; and John M. Wearmouth, author of Thomas A. Jones: Chief Agent of the Confederate Secret Service in Maryland, will recount this Southern supporter's role in John Wilkes Booth's escape. Attendees will break for a brief walk to the Willard InterContinental Hotel for refreshments and the conclusion of the program, at which historical impersonator Emily Lapisardi will portray Confederate spy Antonia Ford (who married one of the Willard proprietors) and Markle will highlight Allan Pinkerton's intelligence network and counterintelligence operations for the Union. All the experts will be on hand for discussion at the close of the seminar. This Seminar is co-sponsored by the Willard InterContinental Hotel in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the hotel’s re-opening. Seminar to be held at Ford’s Theatre, National Historic Site, National Park Service and at the Willard InterContinental Hotel. Tickets: $35 http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now
11 April 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers Club, at MacDill Air Force Base. The luncheon speaker is Frederick Rustmann, Jr., a twenty-four-year veteran of the CIA’s Directorate of Operations. He retired in 1990 as a member of the elite Senior Intelligence Service (SIS) with the equivalent rank of major general. Assigned abroad to posts in eight countries in Asia, Europe and Africa during the Cold War, he was heavily involved in the collection of foreign intelligence from human and technical sources. In two of those foreign posts he was the senior CIA officer in country. In addition to out-of-country service, he was an instructor at the CIA’s training facility known as "the Farm." After retiring from CIA, he founded CTC International Group, Inc., a pioneer in the field of business intelligence and a recognized leader in the industry. He is the author of CIA, Inc. Espionage and the Craft of Business Intelligence. For more information contact Don White, DonWhite@tampabay.rr.com.
15 April 06 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter hosts
Sherif Fam speaking on "Palestine in the Crosshairs: Oslo to Hamas". Mr.
Fam, a U.S. citizen, was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and is a retired engineer.
He has been active in efforts to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict working
with a number of organizations including the Boston Coalition for Palestine, in
which he is a member of the steering committee, and United for Justice and
Peace: Israel-Palestine Task Force. He hosts a weekly radio program "This Week
in Palestine" broadcast from Boston College over station WZBC. The meeting will
begin at 2 p.m. at the Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk, ME. Call
207-985-2392 for further information.
20 April 06 - Tyson's Corner, VA - The Naval Intelligence Professionals annual Red Tie Luncheon will be held on Thursday, 20 April 2006 at the Holiday Inn, Tyson's Corner, VA. Guest speaker will be James F. Sloan, Assistant Commander for Intelligence and Criminal Investigations, US Coast Guard. All US and allied naval analysts welcome. Open bar from 11:00 a.m., with lunch served at noon. Cost is $30 for online or advance mail registration, or $35 at the door (reservation required). Contact http://www.navintpro.org or mail payment to: NIP, PO Box 11579, Burke, VA 22009-1579. (DKR)
21-22 April 06 - New London, CT - A pioneer in the development of modern U. S. Coast Guard Intelligence Operations, Lieutenant Michael Bennett, will be the featured speaker of the AFIO/NE Chapter Spring meeting at the Lighthouse Inn. Special rates for overnight guests are available by calling 888-443-8411. Two additional talks by the recipients of the Annual College Scholarship Competition will also be presented. The graduate student represents the University of New Haven's National Security Program; the undergraduate student represents Boston University's International Relations Program. A hosted Social will be held Friday evening 5:30 - 7:30 PM at the Inn. Registration begins at 9:00 AM; the meeting runs 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM. Additional information is available from Art Hulnick at 617-739-7074.
21 - 22 April 2006 - Great Lakes, IL - AFIO Midwest Chapter holds annual two day symposium at the Great Lakes Naval Station, Great Lakes Illinois at the Port O'Call (Old Officers Club). There will be a full two-day schedule along with speakers from several Law Enforcement Agencies and a briefing on Homeland Security. Registration is $10.00 per person and a block of rooms have been reserved for AFIO members at the Navy Lodge, Direct any inquiries to Col Angelo M. Di Liberti, Midwest Chapter , President , P.O. Box 295, South Elgin, IL 60177-0295, Telephone number 1-847-931-4184, or Fax number 1-847-931-9131
23 April 06 - Beachwood, OH - AFIO Northeast Ohio Chapter hosts luncheon featuring Maj Gen William K. Suter(Ret), Clerk of Court of the Supreme Court of the United States, speaking on: Looking Back at the Rehnquist Court. Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Cleveland East/Beachwood, 3633 Park East Dr, For reservations at $28 pp or for more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
24-28 April 06 - Mexico City, Mexico - The International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts hosts the 2006 Annual Training Conference. For full information on the conference, visit http://www.ialeia.org.mx Questions can be directed to George Gelman at email@example.com, or Ritchie Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org / Conference Registration fee is $450.00 for IALEIA and LEIU members, $525 for non IALEIA members who work with a government agency, $600 for non IALEIA members from the private sector but who may be members of AFIO and $675 for all others. The Conference hotel is the fabulous María Isabel Sheraton http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/search/hotel_detail.html?propertyID=259 / The special rate for the attendees of this conference is $120 USD plus 17% of taxes for a regular room, and $150 USD plus 17% of taxes for a room in the executive floor*.
7 May 06 - Tyson's Corner, VA - XXXII NMIA Anniversary and Awards Banquet - The National Military Intelligence Association holds this annual event in honor of distinguished individuals who have provided outstanding contributions to military intelligence and who represent the epitome of intelligence professional performance. Selections for the awards are made by the service intelligence chiefs and the directors of the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Please contact Debra Davis email@example.com The Event is being held at the Sheraton-Premiere Hotel. NMIA is a worthwhile organization and deserving of your support.
Thursday, 11 May 06 - Washington, DC - Author Debriefing: I Lie for a Living: Greatest Spies of All Time. 12 noon to 1 p.m. You may think you know all about Benedict Arnold and Mata Hari - but what about the Soviet agent who assassinated Trotsky or the British spy who brought the United States into World War I? Who are these elusive characters, what did they do, and why? I Lie for a Living reveals the secret lives and loves, triumphs and blunders of some daring secret agents, operatives, and spymasters. The Spy Museum's latest publication will be presented. Join author Antony Shugaar and Museum Executive Director Peter Earnest for a look at the spies who pulled off some complicated and clandestine operations. Free! No registration required.
Saturday, 13 May 06 - Washington, DC - Spies on Screen: Spy Treasures of Hollywood Film Festival Flash back to 1964 -The Man from U.N.C.L.E. transported me to another world - And I was not alone, all of America was swept up in a thrilling wave of pop-culture espionage." -- Danny Biederman, The Incredible World of Spy-Fi He will screen episodes from Get Smart, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mission: Impossible, The Wild Wild West in a day long celebration of the image of spies in an earlier period of our history. Biederman, a screenwriter, producer, and director, will discuss the characters, plot lines, props, and evolution of the spy thriller. Runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with break for lunch. Tickets: $20 http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now
18 May 06 - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at Air Force Academy Officers Club in the Falcon Room, starting at 11:30, lunch served at 12:00 and meeting ends at 1:30 pm. Speakers to be announced. Questions or Reservations to Dick Durham, 719-488-2884. or Riverwear53@aol.com.
2 June 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
3 June 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
Saturday, 10 June 06 - Washington, DC - Spy School Workshop: Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things "A worthy spy can make a radio out of a clam shell." Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Necessity is the mother of invention and some of the best spy gadgets ever invented were the product of desperation. In this workshop, Melissa Mahle, former CIA operations officer and author of Denial and Deception: An Insider's View of the CIA from Iran-Contra to 9/11, will describe tense situations from her own experience in which resourcefulness and adaptability saved the day. Then Cy Tymony, author of Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things and its sequel, will demonstrate some of his most amazing creations - including the "Gadget Jacket" - and talk about how pop-culture heroes Artemus Gordon and Q inspired his work. Guests will have the opportunity to transform mundane materials into gizmos and gadgets. Adults Only Tickets: $20 http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now
Thursday, 15 June 06 - Washington, DC - Author Debriefing: Operation Jedburgh: D-Day and America’s First Shadow War On 6 June 1944, while Allied troops stormed the Normandy beaches, 300 young American, British, and French soldiers parachuted behind enemy lines to launch a secret mission codenamed Jedburgh. Working with the French Resistance, the "Jeds" embarked on a stunningly effective guerilla campaign against the German war machine. Colin Beavan, whose grandfather helped direct the operation, tells the incredible story of the daredevils who carried out America’s first special forces mission in his new book. Join the author as he highlights one of the most hazardous covert operations of World War II. Free! No registration required
Tuesday, 20 June 06 - Washington, DC - Spylight Tour: After Hours Recon at the International Spy Museum Starts at 8 p.m. What is it really like to meet an agent in the dead of night in a denied area? How do the objects on display in the Museum handle in the field? Get the spy’s-eye view in this extraordinary program. Burton Gerber is a widely respected veteran of 39 years as a CIA case officer who served in some of the Agency’s most challenging overseas posts. As chief of station in Moscow during the Cold War, he was known for his rigorous tradecraft and dedication to operations. He is the co-editor of the recent, well-received book, Transforming U.S. Intelligence. In this exclusive, after-hours tour, Gerber will bring the Museum’s unique exhibits to life with stories from his distinguished career and informed opinion on historical events. He’ll share how the gadgets really worked -- or didn’t -- and whether to include your wife in a clandestine operation. Tickets: $60 http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now
27-29 June 06 - Lyon, France - Complex Asian Crime Symposium 2006 sponsored jointly by Interpol General Secretariat, Lyon, France, and the Center for Asian Crime Studies [CACS] an international, not-for-profit, research and training organization. This training symposium has expanded the geographic scope of the event to encompass interest in terrorism, and has added organized crime to its coverage--and its links to terrorism--from Suez to Tokyo. Experts from academia and national police agencies world-wide, plus private organizations and think-tanks, are asked to gather in Lyon to address a wide range of issues of strategic and tactical interest to law enforcement authorities. Broad topic areas will include (1) Trends in collaboration between criminals and terrorists, (2) New techniques for identifying and tracing suspects, (3) Cross-cultural considerations for effective investigations of persons of Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist religion, (4) Recent investigations involving money laundering, fraud, underground banking and human smuggling by ethnic Asian criminals, and (5) Essential differences between mindsets of West, South and East Asian criminals and societies. Speakers: Among approximately 20 speakers who will appear at the symposium, the following might participate: (1) Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur, New Scotland Yard, London (2) Mr. David E. Kaplan, Chief Investigative Correspondent, US News & World Report, Washington, DC. (3) Dr. Sheldon Zhang, Professor, San Diego State University, California (4) Chief Investigator Larry Lambert, Orange County Prosecutor’s Office, California (5) Mr. Garry Spence, Director of Investigations, Consumer Protection Authority, British Columbia, Canada. (6) Superintendent Gordon McRae, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Registration: Attendance is limited to persons actively engaged in law enforcement or with serious academic interests. Due to security considerations and limited seating, all who would attend this symposium must register in advance. Registration forms may be found at www.asiancrime.org. Prior to May 31, 2006, a registration fee of 190 Euros per person will be assessed each attendee. After May 31, 2006, the registration fee will be 220 Euros per person. Completed registration forms may be sent by email to email@example.com, or they may be sent to Center for Asian Crime Studies, 7609 Royal Dominion Dr, Bethesda, MD 20817, USA along with your payment.
3-8 September 06 - Oxford, England - Spies, Lies & Intelligence Conference - From the historical certainties of World War II, through the treacheries and ultimate triumphs of the Cold War, we have emerged into an age when "Terror" is the West's new political and security watchword. This five-day conference brings together authors, experts and intelligence practitioners of international standing and examines the evolution of intelligence, espionage and deception across more than half a century. Please direct all enquiries and bookings to: The Steward's Office, Christ Church OXFORD OX1 1DP. Tel: +44 (0)1865 286848 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com (DKR)8 September 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
9 September 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
14 September 06 - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at Air Force Academy Officers Club in the Falcon Room, starting at 11:30, lunch served at 12:00 and meeting ends at 1:30 pm. Speakers to be announced. Questions or Reservations to Dick Durham, 719-488-2884. or Riverwear53@aol.com.OCTOBER - 3rd or 4th week - McLean, VA - AFIO National Intelligence Symposium - Put on Calendar -
10 October 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers’ Club, at MacDill Air Force Base. The luncheon speaker is Billy Waugh who was wounded five times in his seven and a half years as a Green Beret in Vietnam. Many of these years were spent behind enemy lines as part of SOG, a top secret group of elite commandos. Sergeant Major Billy Waugh retired in 1972 to continue his craft as an independent contractor with the CIA. In 1994, Waugh was the team leader of a four-man CIA group that laid the groundwork for the capture of Carlos the Jackal, the world's most wanted man at the time. At the age of 71 shortly after 9/11, he was one of the first on the ground as a team member of a combined Special Forces/CIA takedown unit inside Afghanistan. Earlier Waugh had kept surveillance on Osama bin Laden in Khartoum in 1991 and again in 1992 as one of the first CIA operatives assigned to watch the al Qaeda leader. His book, Hunting the Jackal, recounts a remarkable life of service.For more information contact Don White, DonWhite@tampabay.rr.com.
16 November 06 - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapterholds meeting at Air Force Academy Officers Club in the Falcon Room, starting at 11:30, lunch served at 12:00 and meeting ends at 1:30 pm. Speakers to be announced. Questions or Reservations to Dick Durham, 719-488-2884. or Riverwear53@aol.com.
20-21 October 06 - Lubbock, TX - The Vietnam Center at Texas Tech University and the Center for the Study of Intelligence (CSI) will co-host a conference on "Intelligence in the Vietnam War," which will be held in Lubbock, Texas, at the Holiday Inn Park Plaza. The purpose of this conference is to examine intelligence activities in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and elsewhere as they impacted the Vietnam War. We welcome papers that discuss intelligence analysis and operations from all sides of the conflict and desire presentations that discuss US, RVN, DRV, VC, USSR, PRC, Warsaw Pact, and other intelligence activities as they related to the Vietnam War. While the focus will remain on historical events, it is our distinct hope that appropriate historical lessons might be drawn of more immediate application to current wars and conflicts. To that end, we are seeking paper and panel proposals on all subjects related to Intelligence in the Vietnam War to include but not limited to the following topics: Intelligence and counter-intelligence operations to include human, electronic, signals, and imagery intelligence; Terrorism and counter-terrorism; Infiltration operations into North Vietnam, the Viet Cong infrastructure, and elsewhere; Psychological operations; The Phoenix Program, Provincial Reconnaissance Units, and other attempts to neutralize the VCI; Rolling Thunder, enemy order of battle, the will to persist, and other analytical issues; Inter-agency cooperation and conflict between the CIA, DIA, and other intelligence organizations; The politics of intelligence (e.g. the producer v. the consumer in the development of estimative products); the use of RAND and other private analytical resources as intelligence; etc... This conference will offer students, scholars, intelligence officials, policy makers, and others with an excellent opportunity to discuss and learn from intelligence activities from America's longest war along with the many issues that surrounded these complex activities and events. If you are interested in providing either an individual presentation or a panel discussion, please submit a proposal (single page or less) to Mr. Stephen Maxner, Deputy Director at the Vietnam Center at email@example.com or call (806) 742-9010 for more information. Deadline for submissions: August 1, 2006
27 - 29 October 06 - McLean, VA - AFIO National Intelligence Symposium - Homeland, Port and Border Security
5-7 December 06 - Chantilly, VA - MASINT V, The MASINT Association’s Annual Conference More details to follow. Or write them at firstname.lastname@example.org
6 December 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. ContactQuiel Begonia at email@example.com for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
12 December 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers’ Club, at MacDill Air Force Base. The luncheon speaker is James Pavitt. A 31-year veteran of CIA, who in 1999 was appointed Deputy Director for Operations to head what is now known as the National Clandestine Service, the CIA directorate responsible for the clandestine collection of foreign intelligence. He had served as Associate Deputy Director for Operations from July 1997 through July 1999. He served longer in that position than any DDO in the last 30 years until retiring from CIA and the DO in August 2004. After joining the Agency in 1973 as a Career Trainee, he served in a variety of intelligence assignments in Europe, Asia and at CIA Headquarters. In 1990, he was assigned to the National Security Council as the Director for Intelligence Programs. In June 1992, President Bush appointed him Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and NSC Senior Director for Intelligence Programs. Mr. Pavitt began his intelligence career in the United States Army from 1969-1971 as an intelligence officer. Jim Pavitt is currently a principle at the Scowcroft Group and also serves as a member of the AFIO National Board of Directors. For more information contact Don White, DonWhite@tampabay.rr.com
3 March 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. ContactQuiel Begonia at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
2 June 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. ContactQuiel Begonia at email@example.com for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
8 September 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. ContactQuiel Begonia at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
1 December 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. ContactQuiel Begonia at email@example.com for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
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